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Moneybagg Yo checks in with the L.A. Leakers to talk about his latest project ’43VA HEARTLESS’ and how J. Cole’s verse on “Say Na” came to happen.
After the Memphis rapper came through the Liftoff and ripped his Freestyle #080 with the L.A. Leakers, Moneybagg came back through the Power 106 studios to discuss his latest project, his “Say Na” collab with Dreamville honcho J. Cole, his steady rise in the game, and much more.
While the “All Of A Sudden” lyricist says he felt some pressure during his first album, Yo admits that he continues to listen to his fans comments he receives through social media. Paying attention to the criticism has assisted the rapper in continuing to grow his sound and fan base, while also staying close to mentors like Tennessee native Yo Gotti, Speaking to Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk about leaving the comments sections turned on, Yo says, “You gotta stay in-tune with the fans. You gotta see what’s going on.” Moneybagg continues, “I appreciate it. Constructive criticism, I need that. Let me go back and cook it up for you, because I know who I am and I know what I can do, what I can produce, so I ain’t tripping off of that.”
Speaking on the J. Cole collab “Say Na” that dropped back in 2018, Yo tells the Leakers how the track came together after he ran into the North Carolina rapper during a studio session.
Bro, that is history. And, how it got made, I keep telling people I was just at the right place at the right time. It was God. God really did that situation because I’m thinking I’m wrapping up the album; it’s over. Then he [J. Cole] told me he wasn’t even supposed to be at the studio that day so he ended up being at the studio. I come out studio A and he come out studio B and we bump into each other. I go in his studio and we get to chopping it up. I’m telling him how I’m a big fan, he like, “really I’m a big fan of you too!”
Peep the full interview with Moneybagg and the L.A. Leakers below and make sure you check out his FIRE freestyle over Megan Thee Stallion’s “Big Ole Freak above.